• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Life of George Washington

Extracts from this document...


Life of George Washington By Steven Lim George Washington was born on Feb. 22, 1732. He was the oldest son of Augustine Washington and his second wife Mary Ball Washington. They were prosperous Virginia English descents. He had 2 sons before with his first wife, Jane Butler Washington. His son was Lawrence and Augustine, in 1718 and 1720. George was born a year after when Augustine married Mary Ball. Five other children followed Samuel, Elizabeth, John Augustine, Charles, and Mildred. Mildred didn't survive infancy. In about 1735 the Washington family moved from Westmorland County to Augustine, Sr.'s plantation in Little Hunting Creek and lived there until they moved to a farm on the Rappahannock River opposite Fredericksburg in 1738. Washington study "rules of civility" in his early education and also study mathematics, surveying, the classics. George spends his early years on his family estate on Pope's Creek along the Potomac River. After his father died in 1743 he went to go live with his half brother Lawrence at Mount Vernon. Washington early ambition was to go to sea, but his mother prominent and effectively discouraged it. ...read more.


He enjoyed the displays to manifest their social status by maintaining a lavish lifestyle. Such as renovating his mansion the latest style and filling it with the finest furnishing, stocking his cellars with vintage Madeira, getting the best-breed and blooded horses for his stables. In George Washington period was a time of fighting for freedom for a New Nation and Politics and war. Washington first build a Military in the French and Indian War. He volunteered to investigate reports of French encroachments on Virginia's western frontier that threatened the interests of colony's great land speculators. Upon the return to Williamsburg pf his small party from the shores of Lake Erie in January 1754, a four month long expedition. In May he became commander of the Virginia Regiment at twenty one year old and received poplar recognition. He raised to oppose the French in the Ohio River Valley. The French retaliation for an attack on a small party across the Alleghenies provided his first defeat. Washington learned much from the professionalism of British generals Edward Braddock and John Forbes. That he served and earned a military reputation under. ...read more.


In the hope to keep the states better together and not dividing the new nation. He toured the New England states in 1789 and the South in 1791. Washington was reelected once again in 1792. In the year that following Washington has to deal with the crisis of arising conflict with the War between England and France. This is settling with the 1794 Jay's Treaty. The importance of George Washington to the United States was that without Washington effect. The United States could never be held, and be as strong as it is today. Washington as a leader of the army in the American Revolution was a most help and prove to be a wise chose for the US. He helped keeping the Union together for it birth into the world. He presence was undoubtedly a stabilizing influence in the delegate in 1774-5 to the First and Second Continental Congress and helped the fight for independence. He helps setup the country first financial system. When he left office the Country financial system was well established. Reference: Washington Commander in Chief - Publication Title: Washington, Commander in Chief . Contributors: Thomas G. Frothingham - author. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company. Place of Publication: Boston. Page Number: i. Publication Year: 1930. http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/faq/wshbio.html ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE George Eliot section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE George Eliot essays

  1. Examine The Treatment Of Alienation And Prejudice In George Eliot’s ‘Silas Marner’ and Harper ...

    He interprets Eppie's arrival in his life as a sign that she has been sent to him like a blessing. From this his faith and trust are restored and he displaces all his feelings onto Eppie, and as she can return them, this feeling grows to love.

  2. A Study of the Character of Lydgate in George Eliot's Middlemarch

    And in looking at this tension, one must ask the role of money in the novel, as a theme. And truly, the question of money as controlling one's life and choices is quite obviously central to the novel, as each of the story lines deals with money as well, such

  1. Contemporary drama has the potential to educate and entertain an audience. How does the ...

    ways which don't seem normal for an average child of his age. Sajits character is implied as very dirty and greasy: "use the swarfega on him" Sajit is always itching and he always has the same coat on which he stays in all night and day which stinks and is greasy.

  2. Why Did Lloyd George Win So Convincingly In the 1918 General Election Yet Fall ...

    armed forces to be released first, leaving the run-of-the-mill ground troops without much chance of finding professions. This caused upheaval as thousands of rank-and-file army troops demonstrated outside parliament about the abuse they felt they had suffered. Lloyd George quickly backtracked and adopted his 'first in, first out' policy- giving the longest serving men the opportunity to find employment first.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work